Paintsmiths: 10 Paint Trends & Finishes For the Perfect Man Cave
Planning the ideal at-home escape? A man cave where the men in the family can kick back and unwind? Have we got some design inspiration for you today! Here we share some of our favourite colour trends & finishes from Paintsmiths, to kit out a trendy man cave.
Nothing says rugged manly appeal better than this striking Granite finish available from Paintsmiths. Inspired by the look of granite rock, this robust DIY paint gets its flecked appearance from recycled dried paint.
Granite rock has this effect; every time you look at it, you see different flecks of colour. Sometimes the reds jump out at you, sometimes the blacks or the greens. It’s magical.
An aged, lived-in, oxidized look for pots, ironwork and accents. This was inspired by the look of storm-battered bollards at the harbour, and the hulls of ships that are being worked on in the dockyard. Rust is poetic stuff. It’s history.
A look inspired by the Dorado fish. This metallic look shimmer plaster boasts a gorgeous textured finish. If you take a road trip through Namibia, you’ll see mica rock formations that are so shiny you’ll be reaching for your sunglasses. There’s also the metallic look of the Dorado fish, which is even shinier if you go snorkeling and see it under water. The idea of earthy metallics seems natural. In Africa there are examples of it everywhere.
Inspired by the people, places, landscapes, urban landmarks and cultural icons that define South African style. Heritage Colours embody the beauty of South Africa. This discontinued South African palette was first exported to the Netherlands. They took Amsterdam by storm. So much so that Paintsmiths decided to refine the collection and bring it back to good old SA. They’re pleased and proud to have the now world-famous Heritage colours back home.
Recreate the aged patina look with Limestone. Made from natural limestone, this paint delivers a long-lasting robust coating.
It takes millions of years to make Limestone. But now you can speed up the process. Open up a tin and get yourself a limestone wall in under an hour. Limestone is a top-selling interior paint – it’s easy to see why.
The swirly, veined look of polished marble, with modern lustre. This is a resin-stucco polished with Earthcote wall wax. Here two elements collide and the intensity of colour feels likes it’s from another planet.
An earthy layer of luxury inspired by the ancient landscapes and rustic textures of the Karoo. The gritty, graded look of this paint is like a snapshot of what you would see at your feet when walking through a sunbaked, dried-up river bed in the Karoo, or like a well-trodden path going up a koppie.
Sand Paint offers a fine-grain look, like mud or clay, for ultra-flat light-absorbing walls. If you stick your hands in clay and let it dry and crack, or if you pull a wire through a lump of potter’s clay you’ll get an idea of a wall done in Sand paint.
Light-reflective glass bead formulation with the look of carpenter’s water paper. The residue that forms on a sheet of well-used waterpaper and the look of powder-dust that settles on all the surfaces of a surfboard shaper’s workshop echoes the mist-soft nuances of a coat of windswept.
The patina of old leather, with a creased, organic look. A two-coat system: worn leather and Earthcoate wall wax. The look and feel of your best leather belt or your oldest, most loved leather shoes. The ones you hang onto and can’t chuck out. Make your wall feel like everything you love about those shoes or that belt or satchel or bag.
With so many great choices available, Paintsmiths is a go-to supplier for quality paint finishes, colours and more.